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The Role of Women in the Mexican Revolution as Portrayed Through the Corrido

Image of Detail, Woodcut, De Francisco Moreno Capdevila, from El Coyote—Corrido De La Revolucion, Celedonio Serrano Martinez, Mexico, 1951

This event closes the fall lecture series held in conjunction with the exhibit Stories & Music of the Revolution: A Commemorative Exhibit on the Centennial of Mexico’s Revolution in Special Collections.

Raquel Rubio Goldsmith, historian and lecturer of Mexican American and raza Studies, outlines the significant role women played during the Mexican Revolution. Celestino Fernandez, professor of Sociology, discusses the corrido as a popular song form and its importance in communicating values, issues and ideas during the revolution and into the present. The local quartet Los Cuatro Vientos provide musical accompaniment.

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